Howard County is located in central Nebraska. The County Seat is St. Paul and the largest city is St. Paul. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.howardcounty.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,362 and the 2010 census population was 6,274. The land area is 569.34 square miles and there are 11 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 92.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,200, there are 2,576 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,770, the median household income is $49,088, and 10.3% of the persons in Howard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 551. Retail sales (in $1000) were $48,446, and sales per capita were $7,498.
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